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Road to AFCON U-17 Finals: Eight goal thriller for Uganda Cubs and Gor Mahia

CAF U17 AFCON – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (14th-28th April 2019)

Angola vs Uganda

Uganda vs Tanzania

Nigeria vs Uganda 

  • Group A: Tanzania, Angola, Nigeria, and Uganda
  • Group B: Guinea, Cameroon, Senegal, and Morocco 

Uganda U-17 National team (Cubs) played their second build-up match prior to the long awaited AFCON U-17 finals with Gor Mahia U-20 side on Friday at the Camp Toyoyo grounds in Nairobi

Cubs forward Mugisha Rogers amidst Gor Mahia U-20 opponents before a corner kick was taken.

The contest ended four goals apiece with the Ugandan youngsters exhibiting a typical fighting spirit as they recovered a from 4-2 situation at some stage to level matters.

Andrew Kawooya, Idi Abdulwahid and a brace of penalties from Ibrahim Juma lifted the Uganda Cubs.

Gor Mahia U-20 opened the scoring business with a stunner but midfielder Andrew Kawooya brought the game level with a decent free-kick just outside the penalty area before halftime.

L-R; Yiga Najib, Kawooya Andrew and Mugisha Rogers celebrate their equaliser before half time

Idi Abulwahid shot Uganda ahead before the Kenyan side drew level and further stretchered the lead.

Moments later, Ibrahim Juma converted from the penalty mark twice to make it 4 all.

This followed fouls on Idi Abdulwahid and Thomas Kakaire.

A moment of fair play and solidarity between the Cubs and Gor Mahia after the final whistle

The Cubs (Uganda 17) will spend 9 days (from 1st-9th April) before heading to Tanzania on 10th April for the U17 AFCON finals

The final tournament (U17 AFCON) will kick off on 14th and end on 28th April 2019 in Tanzania. Uganda is in group A with the hosts, Nigeria and Angola

The top two teams in each of the two groups in the tournament will qualify automatically for the U17 FIFA World Cup that will be held in Brazil.

Cubs starting XI against Gor Mahia U20, Back row L-R; Sekajja Davis, Idi Abdul Wahid, Komaketch Jack, Yiga Najib, Kasozi Samson and Kizito Gavin Mugweri (Captain). Front row L-R; Mugisha Rogers, Opiro Innocent, Kawooya Andrew, Asaba Ivan, and Ibrahim Juma.

Gor Mahia(U20) XI

Main Photo: L-R; Ibrahim Juma, Kawooya Andrew, Mugisha Rogers, Idi Abdulwahid, Opira Justine, and Asaba Ivan celebrate the forth goal against Gor Mahia U(20) at Camp Toyoyo

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